In the Media
Somerset company, Wyke Farms, are proud of their 150 year heritage and have now become the largest independent cheese makers and milk processors in the UK, sourcing around 120 million litres of milk a year from their own farms and… Continue reading
This week celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall sent a letter to The Times in support of British Dairy Farmers.
“Milk is a brilliant food but we have lost sight of its value” said the two high profile foodies… Continue reading
Did you see Jimmy and The Giant Supermarket on Channel 4 last night?
In a new series, Jimmy Doherty is attempting to increase the uptake of welfare friendly meat by large retailers (Tescos) and, once again, the plight of male… Continue reading
Rural accountants Old Mill have revealed that some of their clients in the south west lost 11p / litre last year and they warn things could get worse following recent milk price cuts. The average cost of production amongst farming… Continue reading
ITV West news recently featured an unusual dairy farming enterprise, in which the cows are milked through a mobile milking parlour. The parlour, which has been put together by two enterprising guys in Dorset, is moved around the fields with… Continue reading
I’m in danger of appearing negative and critical here. But, is it just me who doesn’t really understand how Dairy 2020 is actually going to be implemented at farm level. I have just read an article by Ben Bouckley on… Continue reading
The recent farmer survey has produced some really interesting results, which provide a useful insight into how dairy farmers see their businesses today and their thoughts on the way ahead in an ever-changing world.
We hear much about the difficulties… Continue reading
As part of a government plan to tackle increasing levels of obesity in the UK population, the Department of Health has outlined a ‘Call to Action’, through which it is seeking slash 5 billion calories from the nation’s daily diet… Continue reading
I can’t find much information on the websites of major retailers about the farms they source their milk from. Most of what is available makes reference to high welfare standards but lacks any real detail. Similarly, when it comes to… Continue reading
An article on TheDairySite.com reveals that Nestle is to invest in developing its largest milk district in China, to help the country deliver high quality and fresh milk.
The mayor of Shuangcheng has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with… Continue reading
Latest figures from DairyCo show the effect of recent supermarket price wars on margins throughout the milk supply chain. The average farmgate price (the price paid to farmers) of 27 pence per litre, was 12 percent higher the previous year,… Continue reading
The following from The Independent illustrates what might be achieved through building a better understanding of the way in which we farm. Although it would appear that shoppers have tightened their purse strings and switched to cheaper alternatives in some… Continue reading
DEFRA have just published figures to show how the 773 million litres of milk taken in by dairies in England and Wales in August of this year was utilised. Around half goes into liquid milk but 122 million litres goes… Continue reading
Ten years ago there were 2.25 million dairy cows in the UK. Figures released today, from DEFRA’s provisional June Census, show that the total dairy breeding herd fallen by 20% to 1.8 million cows in the last twelve months.
That… Continue reading
Charlotte Smith talks to Neil Darwent about how he is working towards achieving recognition for dairy farmers who give their cows the freedom to graze. You can hear the interview here.
The full article from the Farmers Guardian about Free Range Dairy and its objectives can be found here.
Deborah Meaden, leading businesswoman and TV celebrity gives her views on Mega-dairies. The full article can be found here.